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2014-03-20 16:29:21

PENSACOLA, Fla., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Howard Liebman of the Smart Horizons Career Online Education school district, today praised Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford's attention on education in his opening day speech to Florida Legislature. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140320/MN86776) "We applaud House Speaker Weatherford's emphasis on improving opportunities through education, including his call to put...

2014-03-17 23:01:00

New My Voice report finds that student voice aids school communities in identifying and supporting students’ goals and aspirations. My Voice is a Pearson Foundation initiative that aims to measure the perceptions of everyone at school, elevate the impact of student voice and foster the changes that are vital for students to realize academic, social and personal success. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 A new report reveals what happens when schools focus on student motivation and...

2014-03-14 08:30:37

Wardens in the Florida Department of Corrections discuss benefits of Internet-based high school diploma program, which proves successful as a GED alternative with inmates in Florida correctional facilities. PENSACOLA, Fla., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Florida Department of Corrections (FLDOC) has expanded its use of online career high school for inmate education within the Florida correctional system. With the start of 2014, the FLDOC Online Campus program is being...

2014-03-14 08:24:12

-- VCFA Alumna Vivian Dorsel Funds New Scholarship to Support Emerging Writers Pursuing Dreams of Writing Career -- MONTPELIER, Vt., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), a national center for graduate education in the fine arts, and Vivian Dorsel '06, founder and publisher of upstreet literary magazine, announce the creation of the upstreet Scholarship Fund, a need-based grant for writers attending the MFA in Writing program. The $5,000...

2014-03-10 23:23:12

Students from Wyandotte High School are getting much deserved attention for stepping up as environmental leaders in their community through the EE Community Connections program, supported by national non-profit Earth Force. This week, Mayor Holland will join the students as they work work directly with environmental engineers to build birdhouses on the plant’s property, as part of GM’s habitat restorations goals. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Students from Wyandotte High...

2014-03-10 23:22:39

Eighth-grade students from West Philadelphia will be experimenting with making and recycling bio-plastics. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Middle school students will gain real-life lab experience in materials science by playing and building with polymers as part of the University City Science Center STEAM Initiatives’ newest program, Polymer Play. Beginning in March, 15 students from KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School will go to the Science Center once a week to...

2014-03-06 23:31:38

A 2011 New York Times front-page story sparked a cascade of global attention looking at why Silicon Valley’s top technology executives were sending their children to a school without computers. The new documentary film Preparing for Life produced by Waldorf School of the Peninsula in conjunction with Paul Zehrer of PotentialSF, picks up where that story left off – talking with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the...

2014-03-06 23:03:50

Statewide Virtual Public School to Offer Tuition-free Middle and High School Option for Maine Families; Enrollment Opens This Spring Augusta, ME (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Students in grades 7-12 from across Maine will have an exciting new public school option for the 2014-2015 school year. Maine Connections Academy (MCA), a full-time virtual public charter school, has been approved by the Maine Charter School Commission. The new school will deliver technology-enhanced, tuition-free, public...

2014-03-04 23:01:56

Today the Pearson Foundation announced several new education initiatives Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 At SXSWedu today, the Pearson Foundation announced new initiatives to encourage and train teachers, and to introduce proven learning experiences that support students at school and in the community. These efforts, which build upon the Foundation’s ongoing New Learning Institute programming, showcase and share the aims of a growing network of nonprofit and community-based...

2014-03-04 12:29:11

Project Hope Alliance will offer a scholarship-matching program to enable homeless parents to earn high school diplomas via the Career Online High School. Project Hope sees this partnership as a key step in improving these families' standard of living while breaking the cycle of poverty and joblessness that accompanies lack of educational attainment. PENSACOLA, Fla., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Project Hope Alliance has become the newest partner in the ed2go/Smart Horizons...